Drag Kids


TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 6:15 PM
TIFF Lightbox 3 Tue, Apr 30, 2019 1:15 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Fri, May 3, 2019 3:45 PM
OC, Live captioned Q&A
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Gender & Sexuality
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Performers & Performance
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Megan Wennberg
Producer(s):Edward Peill
Erin Oakes
Editor(s):Warren Jefferies
Writer(s):Megan Wennberg
Cinematography:Paul McCurdy
Sound:Zan Rosborough
Julia Innes
Petros Kolyvas
Barton Hewitt


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Preteens Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis are like many kids their age: they like candy, catchy pop tunes and sleepovers. But unlike others, they have an unusual interest in dressing and performing in drag, a passion that leaves them isolated from their peers. With the unflinching support of their parents, the four kids get a chance to meet in preparation for a group performance at Montreal's Pride celebration. Drag Kids introduces us to four remarkable children who aren't afraid to hold their own in the adult world of competitive voguing and lip synching. Through a sympathetic lens, the film challenges us to accept the children's desire for self-expression, performing as their larger-than-life alter egos. 'Cause baby, they were born this way. Aisha Jamal

Canadian Spectrum program sponsored by TVO.

Additional Information

  • NOW - 3 Stars
  • POV - "A rare glimpse into an unusual world that has received scant attention."